The option to mix and match styles, colors and profiles can get you virtually any kind of replacement window that your home needs. However, it also has its limitations — and this is where specialty windows come in. In today’s post, local window replacement company Renewal by Andersen® of New Jersey discusses what makes specialty windows truly special.
What Are Specialty Windows?
Specialty windows are fixed windows with a custom shape. They can be standalone windows or mulled or combined with other windows to create a new shape. Specialty windows typically have shapes that are not four-sided, which could be anything from a circle or triangle, to various polygons. Popular applications of specialty windows include a half-moon window combined with tall windows that result in a cathedral-like look. Specialty windows are typically fixed windows because of limitations of available hardware.
Qualities That Makes Specialty Windows Special
Whether you choose to install specialty windows alone or in combination with standard ones, they add the following qualities that make your home look and feel special:
Aesthetic improvement — Perhaps the most obvious benefit of specialty windows is how they can dramatically improve a house’s aesthetics inside and out. They can even be used to mimic window styles associated with certain architectural styles to create a more authentic look. The lack of sashes allow a greater glass-to-frame ratio that helps maximize the viewing area.
Energy savings — Fixed window styles have no moving parts and are less likely to develop air leaks, which counts specialty windows among the most energy-efficient window styles. They can help you save on your utility bills.
More natural light — Combining specialty windows with standard ones increases the glass areas in your home. With more natural light in your home, you can enjoy its benefits — it can make your home look more spacious and can help reduce your reliance on electrical lighting during the day. More natural light also helps regulate your circadian rhythm or “body clock,” which promotes healthy amounts of sleep and makes you more alert and productive during the day.
Renewal by Andersen® of New Jersey is your leading provider of custom replacement windows and patio doors. Give us a call at (201) 802-8904. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in New Jersey.